Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
MILO COX is a prosperous farmer
in the vicinity of Hellgate, Lincoln county. He was born in Iowa
on May 13, 1854, being the son of Zimro and Abigail (Stanley) Cox, natives
of Indiana. That great educator of the American people, the public
schools furnished the training for our subject while in his native state
and then he took up farming, beginning life's work in Kansas where he remained
until 1886. In that year he came to his present location, taking
government land where he now lives. For nearly twenty years Mr. Cox
has given himself to the improvement and cultivation of his farm and now
has one of the valuable places in this portion of the country. Mr.
Cox is a man who is not thoroughly given over to money making to such an
extent that he neglects his mind, but has in all these years continued
the careful reading and research until he has come to be a thoroughly well-informed
man on the literature and improtant questions of the day. This has
instilled an ambitious spirit and good literary taste in his children and
they, too, are great readers of good literature.
In 1874, Mr. Cox married Miss Lydia, daughter
of Joseph L. and Phoebe (Haines) Davis, natives of Ohio. Her father
was a merchant in Opolis, Kansas. Mrs. Cox was born in Indiana in
1857. Mrs. Cox has the following named brothers and sisters, Joshua,
Mrs. Julia Osborne, Mrs. John Camel, and Mrs. Clara Frazer. To Mr.
and Mrs. Cox four children have been born, Mrs. Lucy Campbell, Mrs. Luella
Wolf, Blanche and Charles, all literary people. Mr. Cox is a good
strong Republican, and takes a keen interest in the campaigns. Besides
doing general farming, he has between two and three thousand fruit trees
and has developed his place in excellent shape.